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Haunted Manila Festival 2019: Escape rooms, live music from UDD, December Avenue, Aegis

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A zombie run, escape rooms, a scavenger hunt, a Pinoy horror movie marathon, and the biggest music acts – get ready for 6 days of Halloween fun from October 26 to 31

Everything Apple announced at its September 2019 event

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:01 AM

Check out our list of announcements from Apple's September 2019 event!

What’s Apple announcing aside from new iPhones at their September 2019 event?

Sep 10, 2019 - 4:39 PM

A new Apple Watch, and specific details on Apple TV+ and Arcade are some of the things we're hoping to hear about at Apple's iPhone event

ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

New iPhones to share limelight as Apple revs up services

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:03 PM

About a third of the 900 million iPhone users around the world are in an upgrade 'window,' meaning a strong potential for handset sales, according to analyst Dan Ives.

Screenshot from Apple livestream


New law strengthens disease surveillance and reporting

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The law mandates the health department to continuously develop and upgrade the list of nationally notifiable diseases and health events of public concern

DISEASE SURVEILLANCE. A new law strengthens the reporting and surveillance of notifiable diseases like measles and dengue. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Think tank: Philippines one of most dangerous places for civilians

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:04 PM

The government’s anti-drug war and political rivalries triggered 'a wave of targeted attacks' in the first half of the year, says the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

CIVILIANS TARGETED. Activist Neptali Morada is shot and killed on June 17, 2019. Image from PNP regional command in Bicol

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 ways to make reading news less stressful

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Do you get stressed out when you read the news?

HIGHLIGHTS and MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Get all the updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Davao City on April 28 to May 5, 2019

The real deal: Astronomers deliver first photo of black hole

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The supermassive black hole now immortalized by a far-flung network of radio telescopes is 50 million lightyears away in a galaxy known as M87

FIRST IMAGE. A handout photo provided by the European Southern Observatory on April 10, 2019 shows the first photograph of a black hole and its fiery halo, released by Event Horizon Telescope astronomers, which is the 'most direct proof of their existence,' one of the project's lead scientists told AFP. AFP PHOTO/EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY

Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Of all the forces or objects in the Universe that we cannot see, none has frustrated human curiosity so much as the invisible maws that shred and swallow stars like so many specks of dust

Here's a dose of creative inspiration from Apple TV+ 'storytellers'

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:11 AM

Hear from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Aniston, Ron Howard and more Hollywood luminaries in this Apple TV+ promo

SPIELBERG. Screenshot from Apple


WATCH: Apple's retro opening for its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:27 AM

Iconic Apple products star in the retro-inspired opener for its special event

IPHONE CAMEO. A retro film-inspired introduction video shows Apple's hit products through the years, including the iPhone. Screenshot from Apple


Everything Apple announced at its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:01 AM

Apple has new subscription services for games, news, and on-demand video, and a new credit card

What to expect at Apple’s March 25 event

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Here's what we tentatively know about Apple’s video-streaming service and some other potential announcements for its upcoming event

Samsung holding another ‘Galaxy’ event on April 10

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:12 PM

It may be an event for a new midrange phone or their foldable Galaxy Fold

GALAXY. Samsung tweeted their next big event scheduled for April 10


Highlights: OPPO Innovation Event 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:12 AM

Expect OPPO's first 5G phone in the second quarter of this year

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Watch OPPO's Innovation Event 2019 here

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM

OPPO will be showing off a new camera system with 10x optical zoom but online rumors hint at a new flagship or a new foldable phone

Here's what to expect at the 2019 Mobile World Congress

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:37 PM

5G and foldable devices will take center stage at the show

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate the New Year with world-class entertainment in Singapore

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Start the New Year with a bang at the Lion City!

LOOK: Netizens slam official SEA Games mascot 'Pami'

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:40 PM

As was the case with the SEA Games logo, netizens did not waste time ridiculing the 'smiling sponge ball-type figure'

DENR urges Cove Manila to cancel balloon drop event

Dec 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau says that even biodegradable balloons contribute to waste and may be harmful to wildlife if ingested

LIST: Top 10 2018 international sporting highlights

Dec 25, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Kylian Mbappe's World Cup showing and Serena Williams' outburst at the umpire banner 2018's sporting highlights

2ND CROWN. France wins its second World Cup title after 20 years last July 2018. Photo by Frank fife/AFP

The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Roller-coaster Asiad buildup

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Surprising twists and turns mark the Philippines' preparation for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL OF CHALLENGES. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sure had a crazy 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


PH begins countdown to hosting SEA Games 2019

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:07 PM

The Philippines has less than 365 days to go until it hosts the biggest Southeast Asian Games in history

GRAND CELEBRATION. Philippines is hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 logo stands tall at Bayanihan Park

Nov 30, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee sticks to the ring-like logo for the 30th edition of the biennial regional meet

IT'S OFFICIAL. The 11 rings of the SEA Games 2019 logo represent the member countries of the biennial regional meet. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

SEA GAMES 2019: Skateboarding, windsurfing among 56 approved sports

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The Southeast Asian Games Federation Council adds 26 more sports to the initially approved list

SKATE QUEEN. Margielyn Didal is slated to debut in the 2019 SEA Games in the recently added skateboarding event. Photo courtesy of Philippine Sports Commission

Duterte belittles ASEAN-Australia event: What will they feed us, kangaroo?

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against criticism that he was 'lazy' for skipping events at the recent ASEAN Summit in Singapore

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins other leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries during the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 14, 2018. Malacañang Photo

LOOK: Watch a movie under the stars in Makati

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Circuit Makati brings back its outdoor night cinema experience from November 16 to 18

INFOGRAPHIC: Singapore lights up with holiday festivities

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:11 PM

‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays at the heart of Singapore this November and December!

Bloomberg not invited to Apple’s upcoming event – report

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Amazon also pulls its ads from the publisher’s site

LIST: Tricks and treats for Halloween 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Enjoy this spooky holiday with some sweet eats and fun events

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. The fall favorite from the US is now available in the Philippines for a limited time. Photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Boracay closure affected Christian Tio's Youth Olympics training

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The country's lone medalist in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games says the closure of Boracay prevented him from training in the island

BANNED. Water sports continue to be banned as Boracay Island opens on October 26. Photo courtesy of International Olympic Committe

Apple to hold October 30 event in New York

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The event will likely announce new iPads or Macs, as the company recently revealed a lineup of new iPhones

APPLE'S BIG EVENT. Apple has more in store for everyone. Screen shot from Apple's events page.

INKFest 2018: Exhibit, demos, talks, sale by children's illustrators on Oct 20

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The one-day event will feature talks, artist merchandise, live art demo, an exhibit, portrait sessions and portfolio reviews

Despite no medals on last day, PH satisfied with Youth Games campaign

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio is the lone medalist from the Philippines in the Junior Olympics

ONE SILVER. Members of the Philippine YOG team (from l-r) Golfer Yuka Saso, chef de mission Jonne Go, PSC executive director Merly Ibay, Philippine ambassador to Argentina Linglingay Lacanlale, archer Nicole Tagle and Jann Mari Nayre of table tennis. Standing behind them are golfer Carl Janno Corpus, kiteboarder Christian Tio and fencer Lawrence Tan. Photo from PSC-POC Media Group

Christian Tio bags PH's 1st 2018 Youth Olympic Games medal

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio rides to a silver medal finish in the junior Olympics

PODIUM FINISH. Christian Tio impresses as the Philippines crashes into the medal board of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo from Christian Tio's Facebook

Zero to hero: PH achieves historic 10-gold haul in Asian Para Games

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan and chess player Sander Severino banner the Philippine para team's golden breakthrough

PH caps Asian Para Games campaign with golden spree

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The country hikes its gold medal haul to 10 – a major turnaround from its zero-gold finish in previous editions

CHAMP. Arthus Bucay races his way to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission


The 3 products Google announced at its October 2018 event

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Meet the Home Hub, Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3

GOOGLE'S LINEUP. The Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Screenshot from Youtube.

Jann Mari Nayre falls out of Youth Olympic Games medal contention

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The Filipino ace bows to the world's best junior table netter Kanak Jha

MEDALLESS. Jann Mari Nayre fails to advance to the round of 16, ending his 2018 Youth Olympic Games campaign. Photo by Ting Ledesma/PTTF

PH hauls in another gold, bronze in Asian Para Games

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:21 PM

After ending its gold-medal drought in the quadrennial showcase, the Philippines adds another one for a total of 6 medals after Day 2

MEDAL HAUL. The Philippines now has two gold, two silver and two bronze medals heading into Day 3 of the 2018 Asian Para Games.


WATCH: Margielyn Didal stands up for PH skate scene

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The Filipina skater needs support as she aims for the country's first Olympic gold

Stars and scandals: Star Magic Ball moments we won't soon forget

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Here's a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the ball's history

STAR MAGIC BALL. The glitzy celebrity affair has seen its fair share of buzz-worthy moments. File photos by Manman Dejeto and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH sets sights on first gold in Asian Para Games 2018

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and table tennis player Josephine Medina lead the Filipino para athletes' campaign



HOPEFUL. Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta is one of the Philippines' gold medal bets in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from the Philippine Sports for the Differently Abled Facebook page


Steve Nash's Apple appearance is this year's Shigeru Miyamoto moment

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Steve Nash introduces the Homecourt app, which tracks a basketball player's shots and other factors such as release angle and leg angle


New Apple smartwatch boasts ECG function, fall detection

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:09 AM

The watch comes to stores in the United States with a starting price tag of $399 on September 21

MORE CAPABLE. The Series 4 Apple Watch has ECG scanning and fall detection capabilities. Photo from Apple


iPhones now dual-sim capable with the XS and XS Max

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:46 AM

The iPhone XS starts at $999 while the XS Max starts at $1,099

DUAL-SIM. The XS and XS Max are the first iPhones to have a dual-sim feature. Screenshot from Apple presentation


With iPhone XR, Apple says goodbye to bezels, legacy design

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:20 AM

It sports a new screen called 'liquid retina'

XR. Apple says goodbye to the bezeled era with the entry-level XR. Photo from Apple


Golden golf trio to donate P16.8M Asian Games bonus

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:15 AM

The 2018 Asiad women's golf gold medalists decide to donate their government incentives to the National Golf Association of the Philippines

SUPPORT. The women's golf team gives back to the country not only in their golden performances but also with financial support to the national golf program. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler